Latest News in Fabrication

  • The second day of the NFRC’s Summer Meeting in Chicago had two blocks of meetings on the agenda: Research and technology and technical.

  • Sahely Mukerji, news editor and managing editor of Glass Magazine, talks with Jim Benney, executive director, National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.What is the status of outside development support funding for the Component Model Approach program?We got approval for $200,000 from the Department of Energy. Also got in-kind support from Southern California Edison CTAC. [Edison CTAC,...
  • During the opening session of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Meeting July 28, Michael Collins, vice president, Building Products Group, Jordan, Knauff & Co., Chicago, presented “Window & Door Industry Update.” He talked about: residential and commercial market overviews, Building Information Modeling, green building update, Chinese building products...
  • The National Fenestration Council’s Summer Meeting opened July 28 in Chicago. There were 117 attendees representing 84 companies,12 first-time attendees, and three new member companies: Glen Raven Inc., Burlington, N.C.; the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.; and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association, Roseville, Minn.A series of task group meetings took place this morning...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. today reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings guidance and updated its revenue outlook prior to participating in investor meetings in late July and August. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries. "For full-year fiscal 2009, Apogee continues to expect earnings from continuing operations of $1.82 to $1.94...
  • The restoration of the world's largest Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass dome located in Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street has been completed with awe-inspiring results. An initiative of the City of Chicago, which owns the landmark Cultural Center, the project restored the dome to Tiffany's original vision and allows it to be seen as it was in 1897, when...
  • India is seeing a boom in construction with several malls, commercial complexes, offices and hospitals coming up. These buildings have a high quantum of human traffic and require designs and use of building materials that ensure the highest level of safety for occupants. One of the key aspects of safety that is gaining priority is protecting occupants against fire hazards, according to a July 25...
  • French building materials giant Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA said it would slash 6,000 jobs as part of a €435 million ($682 million) cost-cutting plan to adapt to worsening global economic conditions.Saint-Gobain, a leading supplier of glass to the automotive and building industries, said 4,000 of the job cuts would be made this year, accounting for most of the €300 million ($470...
  • The International Code Council board approved the creation of a Sustainable Building Technology Committee to support its many ongoing efforts in green, sustainable and safe construction at its July 19 meeting, according to a July 24 release.The SBTC will provide an open forum for discussion of sustainability and ensure that ICC members and stakeholders have a key voice in the critical debate. The...
  • Bekaert Specialty Films LLC today reaffirmed its pledge to environmental stewardship by announcing that it has defined its carbon footprint. Bekaert Specialty Films' solar control window films, sold under the Solar Gard and Panorama brands, have long been recognized for their role in reducing energy consumption, and the company is now the first specialized film manufacturer to make this level of...
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  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...